***Please note that this course takes place at Enterprise Square.***
This course is meant for all learning levels and styles. No prerequisites required. Explore the innovations in abstraction that occurred in the second half of the 20th century to the present and examine how social movements, changing philosophies and the internet have influenced abstract art. Gain a deeper understanding of how and why contemporary artists make abstract works, with a focus on female painters. Experiment with other artists’ processes, and discuss how to effectively use colour, line and texture to enhance rhythm and mood. Each class will include live demonstrations, videos and discussion regarding works created in class. Each student will be given weekly handouts.
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Samantha Walrod (University of Alberta MFA ’13) is a collage artist, painter and educator living in Edmonton, Alberta. Her work can be found in collections across Canada, including the AFA Collection.
Walrod is best known for her figurative or still life collages, which are depictions of animal/human encounters or wilting flowers. Each body of work speaks to hope, loss, decay and the passage of time. In response to the ubiquity of digital imagery, tactility is very important to the artist’s practice. Images are incorporated with collage and digital technologies, while maintaining the exploration of paint.
This course is for beginners and it will teach the student how to see, how to shade and embellish with watercolour. Brief introduction to page layout and design will be taught. The main medium will be permanent ink, water-soluble ink, toned paper, and watercolour. A variety of subjects will be covered.